Fish Names in English, Tamil and Malayalam


English Tamil Malayalam
Anchovies Nithili Netholi
Barracuda Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Sheelavu
Black King Fish Kadal Veraal,Nei Meen Neimeen
Black Pomfret Karu Vaaval Karutha Avoli
Bluefin trevally Neela thuduppu choorai Vatta
Cat Fish Kelluthi, Keliru Kaari
Cod Panna,Kalava Mullan, Sarghan, Chemmun, Pana Mahi Mahi
Conger Eel Vilangu Pambu Meen, Malanjil, Malungulu
Crab Nandu Nandu
Cuttle Kanavai Kanava
False trevally/White Fish Neer Suthumbu, Guthippu Parava, Kuthuppu, Kadu
Herring (Five Spot) Koimeen or Nunalai Kannan Mathi
Gar Fish or Pipefish Mural Kolaan
Giant Sea Perch Koduvai Chemali Narimeen, Nudde Men, Koduva
Great Barracuda Ooli, Cheela Neduva, Cheela, Thiruthakkadian
Indian Anchovy Poruva, Poorava Kozhuva
Indian Goat Fish/Yellow striped goat fish Kendal,Sen Navarai,Sennagarai Manakkam
Indian Threadfin Kaala, Rani Meen Kaala
Jinga Prawn Kal Eral Konju, Chameen
King Fish / Wahoo / King Mackarel Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Aiykoora
Lady Fish Kilangan, Kelangan Poozhan, Poovan
Lobster Singi Eral Konjan
Long Face emperor bream VelaiMeen Velameen
Mackerel Ayilai/Asalai, kaanangeuthi Aiyla
Milk Fish Paal Kendai PooMeen
Mullet Chiryakandai, Madavai, Velisa, Manalai Mullet, Kanambu
Murrel Chaer-veraal Korava, Vattudi
Oyster,Clam Kallikkai,Chippi Kakka, Miriuga, Muni
Parrot Fish Kizhi Meen, Pachai Elimeen Pacha Pheesam, Kizhi Meen, Keli Meen
Paste Shrimp Channa Kooni
Pearl Spot/ Green Chromide Palinja, Seththai Kendai Kari Meen
Pomfret Vaaval Avoli
Pony fish,Tooth pony Kaaral podi/kaarai Thali Mulen, Karal
Red Mullet Madavai Kanambu, Mallan
Red Snapper Seppili Pahari, Chemballi
Reba Coala Kendai Rohu
Round Sardine Keerimeen Kallakeedam
Salmon Kala meen Kora / Kaala
Sardines Chaalai or Mathi Chaalai Mathi/Chaala
Sea Bream Velai Meen Kurali, Vilmeen
Seer Fish / Queen Fish Cheela/Seela/ Vanjiram Ney Meen
Shark Sura Sraavu, Choraku
Shrimp Iraal Konju
Silver Pomfret Vella Vaaval Akoli, Avoli
Silver Carp Velli Kendai, Kannadi Kendai Rohu, Rohitham
Silver Moony Parrandan Moolen, Purrandee Aakoli
Saw Fish (Skates, Small toothed saw fish) Uluvai, Vezha,Vela Vakusravu
Small Headed Ribbon Fish Saavalai Vala, Thalayan
Snake Head Viral Meen Korava, Varaal
Sole Fish Naaku Meen, Virahi Nangu
Squid Kanavai, Oosi Kanavai Kanava
Starry Emperor bream Velai Meen, Kulli Kozhi Meen Valiya Vilmeen
Surgeon Fish Kozhimeen Paalla, Kurichil
Sword Fish Thalapaththu or Myil Meen Vaala meen
Threadfin bream Sankara Meen Killi Meen
Tilapia Jilapi,Thilapi Thilopia/Kerala Karimeen
Tuna Choorai Choora
Ray Fish, Whip Tail Sting Ray Thirukkai,Therachi Kottiva, Therandi
White Fin Wolf Herring Karu Vaalai Mulluvala, Vala

Thanks to Minu’s Kitchen.

Reference : http://minukitchen.blogspot.in/2013/02/fish-names-in-english-tamil-and.html

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